Mr Justice Peter Kelly was told in the High Court on Monday it is “very uncertain” at this stage whether the Law Society’s compensation fund will have to reimburse clients of Moya O’Donnell’s practice.

A Co Donegal solicitor who admitted dishonesty and professional misconduct has been struck off the roll of solicitors by the president of the High Cou(...)

Gavin O’Reilly; his former secretary Mandy Scott; and Karl Brophy, former INM director of corporate affairs, are all concerned their personal data was accessed. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former INM chief executive Gavin O’Reilly is among three people who may take legal action over an alleged data breach at the media group. Mr O’Reilly(...)

The woman does not meet the criteria for involuntary detention under the Mental Health Act

A “very vulnerable” young woman who is not mentally ill but has complex disorders and chaotic behaviour must remain detained in an acute psychiatric u(...)

Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan. Mr Honohan had been dealing with up to 200 cases a week involving claims over debts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Almost 3,500 people have signed a petition calling for the Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan, to be returned to debt cases. Mr Honohan was dea(...)

The Department of Health “must get a grip” on this pattern of defects, which has implications for patient safety, “sooner rather than later”, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said. File photograph: Collins Courts

The president of the High Court has said the Department of Health must urgently address the “clear defects” in the processes being used for recruiting(...)

Statistics from the Courts Service show that asylum and immigration cases accounted for 497 new judicial review cases in 2017, more than the 464 taken in all other areas of the law

New rules for asylum and immigration disputes make practising that area of law less attractive, according to solicitor Wendy Lyon, who specialises in (...)

Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan will from February 4th no longer deal with debt cases. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Master of the High Court, who from next week will no longer deal with debt cases, has been criticised by a judge over his decision dismissing a ba(...)

Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan: His public pronouncements, and the frequency of them, contrasts with the low-profile style adopted by most figures significant in the daily life of the Four Courts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Yesterday morning, Edmund Honohan gravely told his court he was about to say some words he never thought he’d utter. “I’m still wearing last night’s m(...)

An explanatory note on the practice direction said that in view of the “utmost good faith” principle applying to ex-parte applications, applicants had a “general duty to put all relevant material before the court”.

The High Court has issued a number of clarifications of a new practice direction applying to the immigration, asylum and citizenship list after soli(...)

The Law Society is to hold an urgent meeting with solicitors angry about new High Court rules.  File photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society says it will “respond positively” to requests to hold a meeting from solicitors angry about new High Court rules requiring them to pro(...)

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